2016 Ford Explorer Limited vs Sport

2016 Ford Explorer Limited
2016 Ford Explorer Sport
2018 Ford Mustang
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2017 Ford Mustang
2.3L EcoBoost
Engine
3.5L Ti-VCT V6
10-speed Automatic
Transmission
10-speed Automatic

The 2016 Ford Explorer Limited vs Sport. What’s Your Choice?

Serving Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, Tucker, GA

As mid-size Sport Utility Vehicles, the 2016 Ford Explorer Limited and Sport models have impressive powertrains including some efficient EcoBoost engines and Intelligent 4WD. These family-friendly Ford SUVs come with three rows of seats that could accommodate up to seven people. The Blind Spot Information System is one of several safety features that keep Explorer Limited and Sport out of harm’s way on the road.

Performance

The 2016 Ford Explorer Limited has a standard 3.5 Liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that generates up to 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of peak torque. If you prefer an economical powertrain in the Limited edition, then select the 2.3 L EcoBoost engine that offers up to 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The Explorer Sport edition is equipped with a 3.5 L V6 EcoBoost engine that’s rated at 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. All three engines can be paired with the SelectShift automatic transmission system that offers six gear ratios. Both Ford Explorer models also boast advanced handling capabilities such as the Intelligent 4WD, which includes Hill Descent Control. This signature All-Wheel Drive has a Terrain Management System that easily handles various rough surfaces including grass, mud, rocks, and sand. As powerful SUVs that are designed for recreational activities and work, the Explorer Limited and Sport also have a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.

Ford Explorer

Appearance

Having a wide stance with high ground clearance, the 2016 Ford Explorer Limited and Sport epitomize a versatile SUV that can confidently handle off-road conditions. The roof rack side rails are available in a chrome finish in the Limited edition. The Sport model comes with roof rack side rails in a high gloss black. Both Explorer models have automatic LED Low-Level Beam Headlights that provide powerful illumination and add some style to the front profile. LED tail lamps and Bi-Functional Projector-Beam Halogen lights are only available in the Limited model. For extra styling, a signature Explorer badge can be integrated into the hood of the Sport trim. Power Fold mirrors and hands-free power liftgate are some other exterior features that offer convenience and aesthetic appeal.

Safety

The Ford Explorer Limited and Sport are loaded with the latest passive safety amenities such as the Belt-Minder and the inflatable rear outboard safety belts. The Safety Canopy System and front passenger knee airbag are some other innovative protective measures inside both models. If an accident occurs, the SOS Post-Crash Alert System is automatically activated to facilitate handling such an unfortunate situation. The Explorer Limited and Sport also boast class-leading active safety capabilities including the Blind Spot Information System. The BLIS comes with Rear Cross Traffic Alert that’s activated when the vehicle backs up. Additionally, the rearview camera with a washer and Reverse Sensing System provides extra measures of caution when the Explorer is in reverse mode. If you want additional active safety technology such as Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, you’ll find them in the Ford Explorer Limited.

Come to Five Star Ford Stone Mountain and browse our selection of the 2016 Ford Explorer Limited and Sport models. After riding in these powerful and versatile Ford SUVs, you can fairly compare them and select the best edition for your family.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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